Mar 7, 2012; Missoula, MT, USA; Weber State Wildcats guard Damian Lillard (1) attempts a free throw against the Montana Grizzlies during the first half of the finals of the 2012 Big Sky Tournament at Adams Center. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard Performing Well At Work Outs

Weber State point guard and Bay Area local Damian Lillard might be the top prospect at his position in the 2012 NBA Draft. Who will end up taking him off the lottery board?

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Damian Lillard Selected By Portland Trail Blazers

With the sixth pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Portland Trail Blazers picked Damian Lillard from Weber State. Lillard originally hails from Oakland and he's now headed to the pros. After a disastrous year at point guard, the Blazers might have found their starter for the near future.

Lillard is really good at scoring and finishing at the rim, is highly intelligent and makes good decisions with the basketball, which are all things that certainly would appeal to Blazers fans after having to deal with Raymond Felton last year. He played in a small conference in the Big Sky, but people have been raving about Lillard ever since the draft began. Lillard is the best point guard available in the draft, and Portland might have gotten a gem.

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2012 NBA Draft: Damian Lillard Could Be Portland Trail Blazers Pick

Damian Lillard has been the guy a lot of people have been buzzing about for most of this build-up to the 2012 NBA Draft. Lillard has begun to emerge as a potential lottery selection as teams keep on looking for the right player to take with their pick.

The Portland Trail Blazers might have identified the Weber State point guard as their new selection. Chad Ford has more on the logic behind the decision he expects will occur if Andre Drummond isn't available for them with the sixth overall pick.

Analysis: If Drummond falls here, I think they take him. But if he doesn't, I'm hearing Lillard could be the man. He wowed at the draft combine and measured very similar in size and athletic ability to Derrick Rose.

While Lillard isn't nearly the same prospect as Rose, the Blazers need a point guard and Lillard has the potential to be very, very good. Taking him at No. 6 is no longer a reach. Harrison Barnes and Jeremy Lamb would also be in the mix here.

Lillard and the Blazers could be a real good fit. Portland is coming off a disastrous season with Raymond Felton and Jonny Flynn at the point and they need a new leader at that position. Lillard is the best point guard available in this draft and could be the selection.

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Weber State point guard Damian Lillard might be the top prospect in the 2012 NBA Draft.

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